Tuscan Traditional Cooking Course

Local Product
3:30 Hours
Professional Chef
Italian and English


Highlights: Why Choose Mama Florence Tuscan Traditional Group Cooking Class?

  • Gorgeous and Spacious Gullo Design Kitchen making cooking both enjoyable and inspiring.
  • Fully Air-Conditioned so you can stay cool and comfortable, no matter the season.
  • Experienced English speaking Chefs from prized kitchens bringing you years of experience.
  • Engaging Teaching Style so your hands-on learning experience is Fun, memorable.
  • 4-Course Seated Wine Paired Tasting Meal: Enjoy a carefully crafted seasonal meal. 
  • Menu: delicious appetizer, filled fresh pasta, fettuccine Alfredo, traditional dessert.
  • A Selction of Three Fine Wines to complement and enhance the flavors of each course.
  • Education on origins and pairing of wines.
  • Socialize and meet new freinds in group class
  • Beautiful Wine Cellar and charming outdoor patio where you can enjoy some relaxation.
  • San Frediano neighborhood: Off the beaten track, Historic charm, artisan shops, vibrant day and nightlife.

Tuscan Traditional Cooking Class in Florence - Class description

Learn about Cucina Povera and Tuscan Culinary Tuscan traditions

As you most likely know, Tuscan cuisine is world-famous. But did you know that its most important dishes are from the Cucina Povera, literally the poor or peasant kitchen? This important culinary tradition comes from the Tuscan history of sharecropping farmers who lived in the hills and valleys of Tuscany, using their very limited resources to create the most nutritious and filling foods possible. Born out of the necessity to utilize everything, items like old bread or vegetable and meat scraps were repurposed into delicious dishes such as ribollita and panzanella.

The Best Selection of Fresh Tuscan Ingredients Mixed with Know-How

Tuscan cuisine is celebrated for its simplicity and the quality of its ingredients. Discover the rich culinary heritage of Tuscany and learn how to cook classic regional dishes with this hands-on group cooking course in Florence. Immerse yourself in the world of Tuscan cooking, using fresh, seasonal ingredients and traditional recipes passed down through generations.  In our traditional Tuscan menu class, along side with other food lovers, you'll learn how to create authentic dishes using fresh, local ingredients under the guidance of our dedicated expert chefs. Here's what you'll master:

  • Ingredient Selection: Learn how to use specific ingredients for various traditional Tuscan dishes.
  • Dough Mastery: Discover how to mix and work the dough to achieve the perfect texture and flavor for pasta dough.
  • Tuscan Pasta Creation: Master the art of making perfect pasta with or without eggs and shaping your favorite pasta forms like pappardelle or gnocchi.
  • Sauce Preparation: Discover how to prepare the best sauces that complement your made-from-scratch pasta and other dishes.
  • Seasonal Appetizers: Learn how to make fresh seasonal appetizers to complement your Tuscan menu, such as bruschetta or crostini.
  • Delicious Desserts: Master the art of creating delicious desserts to perfectly finish your Tuscan meal, like cantuccini or tiramisu.

Our experienced chef will guide you through each step of the cooking process, from selecting the best ingredients at the local market to creating a multi-course meal in our professional kitchen. Along the way, you will learn about the history and cultural significance of Tuscan cuisine, as well as techniques and tips for perfecting each dish. At the end of the day, sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor, savoring the flavors of traditional Tuscan dishes.

Some Iconic Tuscan Dishes you may make during this class

Discover the rich culinary heritage of Tuscany and learn how to cook classic regional dishes with a hands-on cooking course in Florence. Immerse yourself in the world of Tuscan cooking, using fresh, seasonal ingredients and traditional recipes passed down through generations. Here are examples of some dishes you may be creating for your 4-course menu

  • Panzanella: A refreshing bread salad made with stale bread, tomatoes, onions, and basil, dressed with olive oil and vinegar.
  • Ribollita: A hearty vegetable and bread soup, typically made with cannellini beans, kale, and leftover bread.
  • Pappardelle: Wide, flat pasta often served with rich, meaty sauces like wild boar ragu.
  • Cecina: A savory chickpea flour pancake, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
  • Pollo alla cacciatora: Hunter-style chicken stew cooked with tomatoes, onions, herbs, and sometimes wine.
  • Polpette: Flavorful meatballs, typically made with ground beef or pork, breadcrumbs, and herbs.
  • Tortelli di Patate: Potato-filled pasta served with a variety of sauces, often featuring butter and sage or meat ragu.

Relish a Complete Tuscan Meal of Your Culinary Creations

After preparing exquisite Tuscan dishes with the guidance of our expert chefs, sit down to enjoy your handmade 4-course meal with your newly made friends. This delightful dining experience includes:

  • A seasonal appetizer
  • A traditional fresh pasta with sauce
  • A Tuscan main dish - meat or vegetarian
  • A delectable dessert

Each course is expertly paired with three fine wines: a sparkling, a white, and a red, to enhance the flavors and create a truly immersive experience. Enjoy the opportunity to socialize with fellow food enthusiasts, sharing thoughts, travel anecdotes, and experiences. Celebrate your newly acquired culinary skills together over this unforgettable meal.

What's included in your Tuscan Traditional menu Cooking Class

  • Gorgeous, Spacious Air-Conditioned Gullo Kitchen: Enjoy cooking in our beautifully designed, comfortable kitchen.
  • Hands-On Cooking Class: Learn from experienced and engaging professional chefs.
  • High Quality, locally Sourced, Sustainable Ingredients: Use the finest ingredients for your dishes.
  • Use of Aprons and Tools: Aprons and tools are provided (apron purchasable on-site at an extra cost).
  • Preparation of a 4-Course Menu:
    • seasonal appetizer
    • A traditional fresh pasta with sauce
    • Tuscan main dish - meat or vegetarian
    • A delectable dessert
  • Full Meal of Prepared Dishes: Enjoy your creations with seated table service.
  • Prosecco to Start Your Meal: Begin your dining experience with a glass of Prosecco.
  • Wine Pairings:
    • Fine Italian white wine to pair with your appetizer or first course
    • Fine Italian red wine to pair with your second course
  • E-Recipes: Receive electronic recipes of all the dishes you've prepared, sent to your inbox.
  • Class Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours, including the meal.
  • 22% VAT Tax: Included in the price.

Important notes about our Tsucan Tradition Cooking Class

  • Shared Kitchen and Tools: Our kitchen and tools are shared by participants. Cross-contamination is possible. Classes are NOT suitable for individuals with SEVERE or life-threatening allergies. Please prioritize safety before enrolling.
  • Dietary Requirements:
    • Vegetarian Options: Can be easily accommodated.
    • Other Dietary Needs: For vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free requirements, please inquire prior to booking.
  • Minimum Enrollment:
    • General: A minimum enrollment of 3 people is required for course activation.
    • Sundays: A minimum enrollment of 5 people is required.
    • Options if Minimum Not Met: If the minimum is not reached, you will have the option to:
      • Pay an additional fee to make the class private
      • Change to another available date
      • Receive a full refund
  • Special Requests: If a specific class is not listed on our calendar, let us know and we will try to activate it for your desired date.
  • Seasonal Ingredients: We use fresh, seasonal ingredients from trusted local suppliers and farms. The cooking class menu will vary depending on what is available that day.
  • Allergies and Preferences: It is essential to email us ahead of time with any food allergies or preferences so we can verify if we can accommodate them.
  • Private Classes: If you would like to make this a private class for you and your group, please get in touch for details.

We recommend arriving approximately 10-15 minutes prior to class

No, you do not need to bring any tools or resources; all the materials, tools, and ingredients needed for the courses will be provided by the school and are included in the fee.

Class duration, including meal, is approximately 3.5 hours

Yes, you will be eating the dishes you prepared after about 2 hours of preparation. For the menu structure please check the class description.

It is essential that you email us ahead of time with any food allergies or preferences you may have so we can let you know if we can accommodate them. We will not be able to accommodate special dietary needs without notice on-spot because ingredients and setting are prepared in advance.

Yes, all joinable classes are suitable for kids 6 and above as long as they are under parent supervision. Pasta and Pizza classes are the most suitable. If you are taking a private class we can accommodate also younger children but we will need to know in advance.

Recipes of all the dishes you’ve prepared emailed to you

A tasting of Prosecco and two fine Italian wines during your meal

Pictures are allowed and encouraged! Our instructors love it when you feel that a dish is camera worthy, so please click away!

Please read our cancellation policies. To cancel please write to [email protected]

Comfortable clothing and shoes (you’ll stand up while cooking). Rings and bracelets need to be removed during preparation. If you have long hair please tie it.

No previous experience is required! We encourage you to ask questions if there is something you don’t understand.
4.95 Rating
Sat 27th Jul 2024
Sat, Jul 27
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
$343.00 / Total
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